Joan Larkin


Joan Larkin is a writer, poet, playwright and Lambda Literary Award winner. She was active in the small press lesbian feminist publishing explosion in the 1970’s, co-founding the independent publishing company Out & Out Books. She is co-editor of the Living Out autobiography series at the University of Wisconsin Press. Her many awards include fellowships in poetry and playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Previous works include Gay and Lesbian Poetry In Our Time, Cold River, and A Woman Like That. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Best Lesbian Erotica 2009

"Powerful, memorable, and potent." —Curve

"Fresh, powerful, erotic as hell, and creatively engaging, these fictional evocations of lesbian lust, love, and lingering kisses couldn't be hotter if they had just been slipped out of the microwave." —

"Startlingly fresh and relevant. You’ll find real writing here, writing that makes you feel, laugh, sigh, and gasp." —Lambda Book Report

"These women are looking for the edge, and they find it." —Gay & Lesbian Review